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April is National Poetry Month!

April is National Poetry Month!

National Poetry Month began in April 1966 and was introduced by the Academy of American Poets.  It serves as a reminder of the vast role that poetry plays in our culture and that poetry is important.  The month has grown into the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of people participating!

You can celebrate National Poetry month with children by exploring rhymes, songs, and verse.  Check out some of these recommended books in verse and start engaging your children in poetry.  If you'd like to check the availability of a book in our catalog, simply click on the book cover below.



Young Children

Little Cat's Luck Book Cover
Just Like Me Book Cover
Overground Railroad Book Cover
Ohana Means Family Book Cover
My Chinatown Book Cover
Jazz Book Cover
Honeybee Book Cover
Light in the Attic Book Cover

Older Children

Rebound Book Cover
Garvey's Choice Book Cover
The Night Diary Book Cover
Inside Out and Back Again Book Cover
Emmy in the Code of Key Book Cover
Birdie Book Cover
Other Words for Home Book Cover
Brown Girl Dreaming Book Cover


Clap When You Land Book Cover
Solo Book Cover
Shout Book Cover
Long Way Down Book Cover